This is what my kitchen wall tile looked like when I started putting it up.
And this is what it looks like now that it has been grouted. I should have chosen a grayer grout but I was too lazy to try another store.
To give you an idea of the transformation of the kitchen, here are some dishes in the unpainted cabinets.
And these are the same dishes in the painted cabinet on the other side of the kitchen.
The sink side of the kitchen is nearly done. I like the brightness of the room now. The outlets and floor need changing, and the recess where the fluorescent lights are needs to have the seams mudded and some new lights put in.
This recess looks a lot better without the aluminum frame and plastic sheets that used to hide it. We’ll put some nice modern lights in and get rid of the fluorescents.
Saturday morning my brother-in-law helped me tear out all the downstairs carpeting. I’m getting the family room ready for painting. Bye-bye, dark paneling. The tricky part will be the rough cedar pieces that “decorate” the chimney wall. I’d like to take them down and smooth, sand, and varnish them. Cedar can be a gorgeous wood.
I don’t know why anyone would think rough cedar was attractive.
The carpet we tore out was cream colored. However, I found these threads that show the original carpet color back in 1975. Ghastly!
Sunday we start painting the walls. The place is going to look so different…